The Hon Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has revealed that the island’s borders could be opened to commercial passenger traffic in July.
This is the first indication of a timeframe since the nation was informed that the subject was being discussed on a regional level.
“We’re looking at somewhere in July,” he said adding, “I cannot tell you which date but I am hoping that I will be in a position in the next week or so to come back to you.”
Hon Skerrit acknowledged that “The reality is we have to open up our borders. Our borders cannot stay closed for the rest of the year, we have to open up.”
He did say however that imported cases ought to be expected with the reopening.
At this time, ports are closed to all traffic except commercial freight.
“The Ministry of Health is advising us on what type of protocols we need to put in place for people coming into Dominica- for Dominican citizens and residents and for visitors,” he said.